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until our pane arrived in memphis that morning to an airport to an air force base to a navy base that had more landings than i think o'hare airport had that morning. it was busy. the kennedy administration did not want to lose out on this one. anyway, when you're appointed to be a security officer in such a situation, you keep notes. they're blase, they're telephone numbers, names of people who today we call persons of interest. people who didn't look like students. every night i had to report to the fbi for anyone that might have come into oxford and checked into a hotel that didn't look like he belonged there. so i kept those notes, and then i looked at them over the years. i started this book ten years ago. and i started talking to people that were in my unit, and they provided me with anecdotes. and i looked over old newspaper sections, i looked over old magazines. started piecing things together. ken burns said you look at a photograph long enough, the photograph comes to life. the person that has a life before that snapshot and has a life after that, and you begin to, again
to attending law school during world war ii, judge battin served in the united states navy. early in his career judge battin practiced law in washington, d.c., and in billings, montana, later he served in a number of public service positions including deputy county attorney for yellowstone county, montana, and city attorney in billings. in 1958 judge battin served as a state representative in montana and in 1961 he was elected to u.s. house of representatives and served as a u.s. representative from montana until 1969. in 1969 judge battin was appointed by president nixon to be a judge on the u.s. district court for the district of montana. during that time he served as chief judge from 1978 to 1990, when he assumed senior status. judge battin's commitment to public service is clear. i believe his dedication to serving this nation makes it fitting to name this courthouse after him. i support passage of this legislation and urge my colleagues to do the same. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. denham, reserves the balance of
iranian air space. our navy is responding saying the u.s. navy has accounted for all unmanned vehicles operating in the middle east region. they are confined to internationally recognized water and air spoers. space. molly henneberg joins us. what is the background to this mystery. >> reporter: navy owe eugs figureseofficials say we do have allies in the region that use these type of drones, the united arab emirates and kuwait. iran did not say when or where it captured the scan eagle just that it entered iranian air space. we don't have a lot of information besides that. we do know that the navy did lose one of these scan eagle drones back in october, but naval officials say that it went down in the persian gulf, that it broke apart as these drones are designed to do, and that they believe it sank into the persian gulf. jenna. jenna: so, if the iranians do indeed have this unmanned aerial vehicle, what type of information can they get from it? >> reporter: it's a low-cost, low tech drone. basically it's a camera that can transmit pictures via radio waves. it is possible the iranians c
the beginning of the end of the aids. >> well, the u.s. navy said good-bye to one of its most illustrious veterans today. commission in 1961 the enterprise was the first knew clear powered aircraft. the ship has taken part in every conflict in her lifetime from the cuban missile crisis to the cold war and the gulf wars. chief meteorologist paul deanno joining us and he is busy tracking the next storm heading our way. >> it's going to be a busy night. there's one bit of good news that the heavy rainfall is coming in early december as opposed to to january and february. if these rivers were already running as high as they normally are in the middle of winter, this would be a major problem. instead it's just a less major of a problem. there's a lot of rainfall coming tonight. mild, too. mild today with highs in the mid-60s. san francisco 62. concord 61, santa rosa 59. here's high def doppler. lots of colors already. i want to focus on guerneville because we'll see light rain, and will pick up in intensity as the night goes on. santa rosa getting light moderate rain. and here's heavier shower
would go towards public transit and roads. >>> the u.s. navy demissioned the world's first nuclear power the aircraft carrier. thousands of sailors and criminallans gathered at ceremony for the u.s.s. enterprise in norfolk, virginia. the enterprise played a major role in the cuban missile crisis and vietnam. . >>> the u.s. navy says its team of mine-seeking dolphins is going to get some help from a machine. a 12' unmanned underwater vehicle shaped like a torpedo will come on-line degree up dolphins for port security and retrieving objects from the ocean floor. >>> it was perfect timing. a break in the rain for one of the oakland's favorite holiday traditions. we'll bring you the sights and sounds. . >>> you are storm watch coverage continues, heavy rainfall to the north of the bay area. that will be moving in overnight. while you you are sleeping that will be the source of extreme, extreme rainfall rates. like now as you can see the coverage out, there the heaviest rain towards humboldt county around mendocino county and one of the spotter reports already reporting debris flow towards me
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's navy started training drills in the strait of hormuz. iran is reportedly warned other ships to stay away from the site until after the new year. the state tv report says it includes warships, submarines and jet fighters. other countries are worried these tests are another step towards iran developing a nuclear weapon. >>> the military world is mourning the death of the man known as stormin' norman. general schwarzkopf died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. he helped lead forces during the first gulf war that removed saddam hussein from kuwait. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and possessed with a sense of duty. he was 78 years old. schwarzkopf's death sparked reaction from many prominent american politicians and military leaders. former secretary of state general colin powell said "america lost a great patriot and a great soldier. his leadership not only inspired his troops but also inspired the nation." >>> the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in shenandoah county, virginia with a two by four will be in court. the incident
can't win the war by direct assault. he's sitting outside new york. the royal navy has so much power that he can't capture manhattan. one ship of a line had more artillery firepower than the entire american army. people forget how powerful these ships were for their time. and so he's sitting there, and at a time when there are no helicopters and no cars and no television and no computers, he gets a note from the french army which is sitting in rhode island which says the admiral of the french navy sitting in the caribbean believes that he could come north for six weeks. now, the entire opportunity was created because washington had had the courage over a year earlier to send one-third of his army to the south to fight general worn wallis and wear -- cornwallis and wear him out. cornwallis won a victory in greensboro, north carolina, that cost him so much that he said to his staff two more victories like this, and we won't have an army left. and they were just gradually tearing up cornwallis' army, and he retreats to yorktown in despair expecting the royal navy to save him. and washin
this iranian claim that they captured a small u.s. drone, u.s. navy, i know, has already said all unmanned air vehicles have been accounted for that are operating in the middle east region. are you hearing anything different? what could iran think it has that it doesn't or is it another country's drone? >> reporter: if you look at iran's video, it is a scan eagle drone which, quite frankly, sort of like honda civics. everybody has one. you can buy them pretty much on the open market. the belief is that they got it from the persian gulf state, united emirates, which have scan eagle drones like the u.s. navy does. but it's believe d that the iranians may have managed to steal one disassembled or someone even in that government under the table sold them one. they do acknowledge it looks like a scan eagle but it's not american. and they believe the iranians simply somehow got it off the shelf. this is not top shelf. that is horse and buggy technology. >> not even honda civic. all right, all right, jim miklaszewski, at the pentagon this morning. thank you, sir. >>> up next, cliff counting. where is
. not until our planes arrived in memphis that next morning to an airport, an air force base or a navy base that had more landings i think that o'hare airport had that morning. it was busy. kennedy administration did not want to lose out on this one. anyway, when you are pointed pointed to pointed to be security officers which in its situation keep notes. you keep notes and telephone numbers, license plates, names of people or today we call them persons of interest. people who didn't look like students. every night i had to report to the fbi for anyone who might've come into -- checked into a hotel who didn't look like he belongs there. so i kept those notes and i looked at them over the years. i started this book 10 years ago. i started talking to people who were in my unit and they provided me with anecdotes. i looked over old newspapers, looked over old magazines. started piecing things together. ken burns says, look at a photograph on and off. the photograph comes to life. the person that had the life before the snapshot will have a life after it and you begin to again, put things toget
outside of new york. the royal navy has so much power, he can't capture manhattan. one ship of align had more artillery fire power than the entire american army. people forget how powerful the ships were for the time. he's significant -- southeast -- he's sitting there there are no helicopters or cars or television. he get a note from a french army sitting in rhode island, which said, thed admiral of the french navy sitting in the caribbean believes he could come north for six weeks. the entire opportunity was created because washington a courage year over to send one-third of the army to south to fight general corp. wallace and wear him out. he won a victory at the court house in north carolina that cost him so much he said to his staff two more victories like this and we won't have an army left. they would gradually tearing up cornwallis' army. he retreats expecting the royal nay destroy save him. washington has gotten the note. the french march from rhode island over to new york, french general said i'm under your command. they managed to mask the british in manhattan. they don't know
. >>> overseas now to afghanistan. abc news learned a top navy s.e.a.l. commander has died. his death is being investigated right now as a suicide. military officials say he died of a gunshot wound to the head. price was a member of s.e.a.l. team 4, which is a special navy warfare unit. commander price was from potstown, pennsylvania. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing this morning after he was arrested for driving drunk. police in washington say republican mike crepo was pulled over after running a red light sunday. he failed several sobriety tests, taken to jail and released on bond. he's expected in court in january. he says he takes total responsibility. >>> another veteran on capitol hill was laid to rest in his home state of hawaii. in attendance, president obama. a 19 cannon salute was fired at the senator's funeral, which took place in honolulu. the president and first lady, who are in hawaii on vacation right now, were among the mourners at the national memorial center. he died last week at the age of 88. >>> only one week to go, and there's still no deal preventing the economy f
of the united states navy, honor, courage and commitment. on december 9, twelve, pet -- 2012, the petty officer rescued ar kidnapped american doctor from the taliban near kabul. a veteran of the iraq war and a decorated navy seal, the petty officer died during critical injuries sustained on the successful mission to save the life of dr. joseph. a grateful nation grieves for him and his family. he strived for excellence, madam speaker. as a norwin high school student, peers described him as diligent and driven, always aware he would someday serve his country. he was a dedicated student and a wrestler. he consistently challenged himself to pursue excellence in everything he did. such dedication to one's country was also carried on by him. that is truly remarkable but it's also expected of a navy seal. among many commodations, he was awarded the bronze star, the joint service commendation medal and the marine corps commendation for service during combat. and now the purple heart. the bible reminds us that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friend. through his incredible
football tradition continues hours from now in philadelphia. army versus navy. its significance won't be about points scored but the symbolism behind the annual event. >> this game represents more than just a football game. it represents a lot of what is good in our country. >> this is a big deal. our guys dream about this, think about this from day one. >> everything about the naval academy is beat army. >> we have two schools with great respect for each other. on this one day they set aside the respect in the spirit of competition. >> you run through the tunnel. one half is navy and the other half is army. >> there are many people around the world watching the game. >> there's no career in the nfl, big time money, media recognition. just guys tackling like they were back in high school playing football. >> if both records were 0-10 going into it we would have the same intensity if we were undefeated. >> we don't hate each other. we dislike each other when we're playing but when the game ends we're brothers in arms. >> after the game you hug them. you know what they are about to en
on board. >>> and petty officer first klasnic lass checque was the navy s.e.a.l. killed. he entered the s.e.a.l.s program after graduating high school. he received a bronze star and several other awards during his ten-year career. clearly a hero. >>> a government official reports nine people were wounded when bird shot pellets were shot into tahrir square. and rallies being held today leading to saturday's vote on a new constitution. >>> and hawaii democrat daniel inouye is in the hospital, he has recently been seen using oxygen on the floor of the senate. he served in world war ii and won the medal of honor and witnessed the japanese bombing of pearl harbor and will mark 50 years in the senate on january 3rd. we hope he is recovering nicely. >>> parts of the country could see more rough weather. this one in volusia county, florida. two others in louisiana and alabama. reports as many as a dozen total. most of the south saw bad weather from rain to heavy winds. alexandra steele tracking weather for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. 13 reports of tornadoes thus far. ov
inquirer reports on the suspected suicide of a high ranking navy s.e.a.l. in afghanistan. navy officials say commander job price died saturday of noncombat-related injuries. >>> and a wall street journal investigation find prices on website ds vary depending on the user's information. >>> the head of the cia says "zero dark thirty" gives a false impression that torture led to finding osama bin laden. this morning i why there are so many critics. we'll speak with john miller if "zero dark thirty" gets it right or wrong. >>> christmas tree farmers in the midwest say supplies are running dry because of this year's drought. >> they have lost two and three years worth of trees. that may convince some of the farmers just enougorning." [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day every day can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor rig
straight ahead, but first. >>> a navy seal leaves the service, but still feels a call to serve, now he feels the need to help. >> for me being in the military was one of the greatest experiences of my life. because i was working with incredible men and women, dedicated to serving a purpose larger than themselves. when i served, i did four deployments overseas. in 2003, i came back from a last deployment in iraq, coming back from the al-qaeda targeting cell. when i came home i went to bethesda naval hospital to visit with the returning marines. i asked each of the veterans if you can't return to the military, what else would you like to do? and every single one of them told me they wanted to continue to serve. when i left the hospital i called two friends and we agreed to do something about it. they put in the money from disability checks, i contributed my money from the combat pay in iraq. they set up opportunities to do six months of intensive leadership and fellowship in their communities. we helped them make a transition to being a veteran again. i think one of the biggest conceptio
they made their tough decisions. >>> at 11:00 p.m. on may 1st, 2011, two black hawk helicopters, 23 navy s.e.a.l.s, a translator and a dog named cairo took off from jalalabad, afghanistan. the mission, to kill the world's most wanted man, osama bin laden. >> death of bin laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al qaeda. >> most have heard the incredible details of the bin laden compound raid, but little has been revealed about the intense, months' long deliberation that led to the final decision to act. so how was the decision made? who was told? how did they weigh the options? tonight we will ask the man tasked by the president to synthesize the intelligence, analyze the assessments, and run the decision-making process, to act in a sense as gatekeeper of this monumental decision. i sat down with national security adviser tom donilon in the secretary of war suite of the eisenhower executive office building. when you come into the white house, has the trail for osama bin laden gone cold? >> when we came into office at the beginning of 2009, the
. and his two younger brothers, one was the commander of the british navy at that time. william howe was the general at bunker hill and others. they did not want to win the revolution unless they won it in a way that made it possible for the americans and the british to have an effective and solid union. i think he wanted to win it in a way that the americans would say, well, we have been outmaneuvered or we cannot win this. but he did not want anything that was an inconclusive bloody mess. unfortunately for the british, that meant that he did not always fire as another general would have. >> from george washington in december 1775, of " if that man, lord dunmore, does not crash before spring, he will become the most formidable enemy america has -- at is our first president, george washington. >> i think george washington said this when he was up in massachusetts in the beginning of december 1775 or maybe late november. communications were slow in these days. washington, in the point in time, probably the most recent things he knew about done more -- about dunmore was probably as clo
a very distinguished 43-year career in the united states navy including service as chief of naval operations. wile serving in the -- while serving in the navy, he also managed to obtain advanced management training at the harvard business school. few have the combination of practical military experience and sharp budgeting and management knowledge that admiral mullen possesses. respect for mike mullen is a major reason so many distinguished individuals chose to join this coalition, and it's now my pleasure to add -- to introduce admiral mike mullen. here he is. [applause] >> thanks, pete. and thanks for your leadership on this project which, as you said, goes back decades. and i really do appreciate all of you coming here today at what is a truly critical juncture for our nation in terms of our national security. our economic viability and our continuing leadership role overseas. it was in response to a reporter's routine question more than two years ago he first raised these concerns. he asked me what's the greatest threat to the united states' national security. as chairman of t
in taxes compared to there and come. you also have to realize that we have a navy that is controlling the seas for free trade and get the people who use them do not pay for it. there should be some kind of a small import-export tax that would help to pay for the large navy we have protecting these seas. as far as social security, you need to take the cap off and a means test the people that get it. if a man is a millionaire, he does not need that $2,000 in social security or medicare. they have the means to pay their own way. i know if i was a millionaire, i would not worry about $2,000. thank you. host: are collaring upper range of issues including the navy and social security. guest: start with the tax issue. maybe something that may come for americans is that we have two really popular bipartisan commission's trying to deal with our long-term budget, the simpson-bowles commission and the rivlin domenici commission spotted by the bipartisan policy center. then members of congress or former members from both sides of the island they both agreed on the tax code that the best thing we
to have -- he said a qualified arms person are they going to find navy seals? who could have stopped this guy? he was wearing body armor with three huge weapons on him. who could have stopped this guy. >> somebody with a gun. >> no. >> somebody would have a gun could have stopped this guy. >> special forces come out, interview with special forces gentleman from afghanistan said this is a ridiculous plan. to arthur's point this is a ridiculous plan because we train night and day to be able to shoot effectively. and this isn't a gun range. it's a crazy, yelling, screaming scenario with a lot of other people are going to get killed in thiessen narrows. we need someone qualified. where are we going to find them and is it practical? >> we have to hire people. some schools already have security guards that i'm sure aren't armed. why can't we train them how to use the gun? why can't we trains the principal. >> lightning is not going to strike twice i don't think we can't fight fire without fire. we can't put a price tag on these little kid's lives. >> you are talking about training teachers
the restoration of funding to retain at least three guided missiles cruisers that the navy proposed to retire before the end of their expected service life. the conference added an additional 3 tactical airlift aircraft that are essential of meeting the direct support airlift missions. these changes are essential to ensuring our military meets commission requirements. the bill also refuses to authorize another round of bracc, which i believe was first downed on a flabbed premise that assume the administration's proposal that it is correct. i refuse to accept the din minished department of defense and believe that force structure is needed to support our combatant commanders. i would be remiss if i did not express my concern with continued discussions on further reductions to the department of defense budget. while i believe the federal government, including the department of defense, needs to seek additional efficiencies, i reject the notion that additional cuts to federal government should be levied on the backs of our service men and women who provide so much. we hold a special trust for t
. >>> the u.s. navy is saying all of its active drones are accounted for after iran claimed to have captured one of them. iranian state tv says the unmanned military aircraft was captured over the persian gulf while spying on iran in iranian air space. iran isn't saying when or how this purported capture happened. it does say the drone in question is a scan eagle drone. that's a lower cost model also used by several washington's persian gulf allies. iran's announcement comes one year to the day after it claimed to have downed a more sophisticated drone over iranian soil. >>> and an intense typhoon hit the philippines killing 27 people. rising water and high winds hit millions in the storm's path. many of those live, as you can see, pretty remote areas, unprepared communities. typhoon comes a year after a storm killed more than 1200 people on the very same island. >>> a federal judge here saying hold on a second, after california becomes first state to ban conversion therapy. that's the treatment aimed at turning young gay people straight. california governor jerry brown signed the law not to
, specifically on re-enriching uranium. our navy relies on uranium and jean made it a point to fight for a domestic source to power aircraft carriers and submarines. without a reliable source of fuel, the navy wouldn't be able to protect the homeland or fight abroad but not only that, jean has been a voice of fiscal responsibility in her time in congress and i wish her the best going forward. my colleague betty sutton, i want to thank her for her service to ohio and the nation. we had a hard fought and extremely competitive campaign. throughout it, she maintained a level of professionalism and integrity not often seen in american politics. i want to thank her for her service and i wish her the best of work with her future endeavors. last but not least, my friend steve latourette who has been a friend, a guide, a trusted confidant and someone who i have looked to as a mentor. he and i both strongly supported a couple of issues, development of fuel cell technology through the solid state energy conversion alliance program, whose technology will increase the efficient use of the nation'
to this. they had an army of only 700 people. there was no navy to control the shipping or protect our shipping rights. the articles of confederation, congress realized, we should also realize, if we do not have an adequate or strong defense, not only can we not militarily defend this country but we don't have the ability of diplomatically of trying to reach solutions to problems without resorting to military efforts. they realized this was one of the flaws of america when they wrote the constitution. so it is not -- it is not unusual for them to specifically put in here that one of the responsibilities that house has is to provide for the common defense. it is not unusual that in article 1 section 8 there are several clauses, seven of those 17 clauses as well as the introduction talks about military defense and military preparedness. they recognized how significant that was, not just for the defending militarily but also for the future and the diplomatic abilities of the future of the united states. this bill deals with one of the few core constitutional responsibilities that we have.
on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >>> in afghanistan, a navy s.e.a.l. commander is dead in what may be a suicide. s.e.a.l. team four commander jeb price was found dead after he didn't show up for a meeting on saturday. he had an apparent gunshot wound to the head. price was in charge of more than two dozen staff members. s.e.a.l. team four helps train local police to keep back the taliban, in outlying parts of afghanistan. he was married and he had a 9-year-old daughter. >>> still in afghanistan, officials are calling it the first insider attack by a woman. an afghan policewoman has shot and killed a u.s. nato contractor in kabul, or maybe a woman dressed as a policewoman. straight to barbara starr at the pentagon for new details on this incident. hi, barbara. >> well, you're absolutely right, the woman was dressed in an afghan police uniform, but was she a member of the police forces? that, of course, still to be determined as this investigation goes on. the u.s. contractor has been identified by the company, the company he worked for. the man's name is joseph g
finally figured out where he was hiding to the navy s.e.a.l.s who killed him. >> there are two narratives about the location of osama bin laden. >> reporter: the controversy? the obama administration has faced accusations it gave undeserved access to the filmmakers. in real life, everyone involved in the hunt for bin laden remains sworn to secrecy. but the filmmakers say they got firsthand accounts. they just won't say exactly how that happened. >> i think as a reporter you would understand we take prot t protecting our sources and sort of the exact methodology of our sourcing pretty seriously, just in the same way if i asked you how did you source that story. >> katherine, when you hear mark talk this way, are you a journalist or a filmmakerer? >> that's a good question. well, i certainly tried to be as faithful to the research as possible and make a good movie and make a film that was timely. >> reporter: but how much access they got is the issue. >> obviously things went wrong here. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the house homeland security committee first called for
across a more dispersed geography. this past february the navy and marine corps conducted their first large-scale amphibious exercise in more than ten years. in march the army conducted its first exercise in its new decisive action training environment that emphasizes combined arms maneuver against a combination of irregular and near-peer conventional opponents. the second element of our defense strategy is to maintain our force projection where we need it; in the middle east and in the asia pacific region. the asia-pacific region is, obviously, an area of growing importance to our economy and our security. and the middle east, obviously, represents continuing threats to our security as well. even after the withdrawal of troops from iraq, we have maintained a substantial military presence in the middle east in order to deter aggression, respond to crisis, insure regional stability in the face of historic unrest and the continuing threats from iran. last week i visited some of our troops based in kuwait, part of a robust gulf posture that includes roughly 50,000 troops, dozens of ships
, 928, 929, 30, and 31. and all nominations be placed on the secretary's desk in the army and navy, that the nominations be confirmed en bloc, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, with no intervening action or debate, no further motions be in order to any of the nominations, that any related statements be printed in the record, that the president be immediately notified of the senate's action, and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. brown: i understand there is a bill at the death i ask for its first reading. the presiding officer: the clerk will read the title for the first time. the clerk: h.r. 6429, an act to amend the immigration and nationality act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the united states to eliminate the diversity immigrant program and for other purposes. mr. brown: i ask for its second reading in order to place the bill on the calendar. i object to my own q. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day. mr. bro
. >> at think that to prison ships better off what is now the brooklyn navy yard, to prison ships have something like 11,000, it's an estimate. people bynum. and again, that points. they're not the people who you would necessarily build a giant memorial for singularly. but, yes, those prison ships, washington protested the malta the war. people on the ships were not being fed, barely being fed to my dying and the ships. and if you got off, if you were an officer or if you had some money, but if you were neither of those things you died on them. and after the war even, you know, 47% unease. >> well, more people died in prison ships than all the battles. but after the work noted does anything about these prison ships. and people write in the ferry to manhattan. hey, i can see these folks out there, hoping runs. all of these bones are on a. and woodman is writing in the 1830's, 40's. we have to do something about this. we have made a memorial for general washington and all the business. by a beautiful statue down on wall street, but no one has done anything for the people who are not general washin
with limited capability. as for the navy, they got part of the rocket's first stage booster off the western coast of south korea. now a former marine sitting in a mexican jail on gun charges. he has been there for months and is being threatened by drug cartel s. we told you this story yesterday. senator nelson is trying to get him out and now we are hearing from the marine's parents and they are emotionally drained. gary tuckman reports. >> johnny hammer is an american war jet van, a marine in afghanistan and iraq. he decided to drive with a fellow marine from florida in a win bago to costa rica for a surfing vacation. john and olivia are his parents. >> he realized and they took every decent board they had. >> he was looking forward to driving there and knew it was mexico, but he was not planning on staying. >> no. the only reason they were going to stop is to get more gas. >> his parents were concerned when he wanted to bring an antique seers and row buck shotgun his great grandfather owned that looks like this. he wanted to hunt with it. he got the proper forms from border agents to decl
have fought for this country and we have brought our children back home. my grandson was in the navy. i am tired of arguing about the rich, poor, and middle-class. take the interest rate of the public debt for six days so we could see our money prosper. america, we stand in peace. god bless you. please, thank the rich because they are our investors to invest all over the world. stop fighting among each other. congress, you are a citizen, a consumer, and tax payer and you need to get on your jobs. host: thank you for the call from chicago. let me read a statement from the speaker of the house. the house will be in recess until after the holidays. the speaker meeting with his caucus and afterwards, these words. this photograph from the front page of "the new york times." brady from grand prairie, tex as. caller: i have a question. host: there is a slight delay. turn the volume down on your tv set. caller: the question i have is, obama has to quit spending money that is not necessary. host: to live for the call. we will go to billy. -- thank you for the call. caller: i have a couple of qu
with him. as we say in the navy, jay, well done. may you and your family have fair wind and good seas. i yield back. mr. woodall: i thank the gentleman. mr. speaker, at this time it's my great pleasure to yield to the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson. mr. thompson: i thank the gentleman from georgia for hosting this hour. and an opportunity to recognize and thank a good friend, jay pearson, who started his work in the u.s. house of representatives in 1978, in the office of the general clerk under then majority leader john rhodes. where he learned the intricacies of the house and legislative procedures while keeping official minutes in this chamber. in 1979 he began working in the republican cloakroom where he remained for seven years before beginning a new position as floor assistance it -- floor assistant to the republican leader in 1986. since then jay has served as floor assistant to three speakers of the house, including newt gingrich, dennis hastert and the current speaker, john boehner. the career that has spanned over 35 years, jay has served as an invaluable role for so
. glen daugherty was a former navy seal. -- glenn doherty was a former navy seal. tyrone woods was another seal. sean smith, an air force veteran. we want to say thank you to all of them, to the fallen, and their families. they all gave it to the nation, and we are grateful beyond words for their service and sacrifice. from the very beginning of the benghazi event, every member of this committee has shared with the president and secretary clinton our determination to get all the facts about what happened and why. resubmitted many questions to the state department to be incorporated into this investigation, and we are very pleased that they have been. we -- we have had a number of classified briefings, and yesterday, the committee heard from an pastor john pickering and admiral mike mullen. we heard them deliver a frank and comprehensive set of findings to the review board. admiral mollen and an pastor pickering are two of american's most distinguished and capable public servant -- servants. -- admiraland mulle -- admiral mullen and ambassador pickering article of americans most
.s. navy says all aircraft were accounted for. reuters is reporting that new jersey governor chris christie in a letter to the federal emergency management administration is asking for a reimbursement of 100% of the costs of hurricane sandy. fema generally reimburses states for 75% of repair costs. at 10:00 a.m. eastern time, the house transportation committee will need to hear testimony from fema administrator craig fugate. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> we have had these explosions of knowledge in madison, but we have not coordinated care, and all of these services and adding so many cracks that they are as harmful as the diseases that we are treating. you have to step back and ask, are we hurting people overall? on a global level, what are we doing sometimes? now, we have these reports saying that 30% of everything we do might not be necessary in health care? 30% of the medications, the procedures? this is something that i think is really being called out as a problem. this function in the u.s. health-care industry, dr. marty makary on what health care companies will
, a defense official says no u.s. navy drone is missing. >>> we're about to take you live to cairo. that is where riot police are bracing now for another night of violent street fighting, tear gas all over the city today. this week crowds of egyptians have now stormed the presidential palace, breaking through fences, fighting with security forces, trying to keep them back. now, the protesters, they are furious about several things. first of all, all concerning president mohammed morsi and this growing perception that he is making himself too powerful. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. >> opposition factions back protesting against mohammed morrissey for nearly two weeks. most of the protests have been limited to tahrir square, but they're now going to the source of their anger, president morrissey, and his presidential palace. >> why come here? >> because it's -- we got fed up. >> he doesn't respect us. he don't want to listen to our demands. >> reporter: what's your message to him by coming out here? >> that what he is doing is completely unfair. this is not what we asked for. it's co
as one team, as one joint facility; army, navy, air force. you have become one of the best medical teams in the world. and by raising expectations, by making clear that there's always hope that good things can happen, by advancing training, by increasing responsibility, our corpsmen, our medics are now capable of delivering life-saving medical care right there on the battlefield. this is the new standard of medical care, and i'm very proud to say that it is the most advanced in the world. a real revolution has taken place in battlefield medicine. it has truly been a revolution. and in our ability to care for the most serious combat injuries. we have also seen that a higher survival rate can result in a new set of complex injuries when our soldiers return home. and you're responding to that challenge as well. here at the center of healing, this center of miracles, you have treated diseases that we've never seen before on our soil. you've performed life-saving surgeries that are the first of their kind. and you've developed the most advanced prosthetics in the world. it's thanks to your ex
the marines do, that the army, navy, and air force cannot do? if your answer is amphibious assaults, include a couple amphibious assault-trained battalions or brigade's within each combat division or add another week to the army basic training for amphibious assault. just think about the duplication that could be eliminated with this concept. if all those that are in the defense industry now, as they profess that our future wars will be more of a technology base, this seems appropriate. out of the box, and popular, yes. complicated and hard to do, but that is my suggestion. host: from the "washington times" this morning -- and this is the wall street journal -- finally, we want to take this call from don in michigan. caller: good morning. about the fiscal cliff, i think we should go over the cliff and then start from there. freedom is not free. we have forced to pay for -- wars to pay for. we have to pay bills. god bless america and c-span. everybody have a great day. host: thank you. we have two guests. we will continue looking at the so called "fiscal cliff" negotiations with mary agnes ca
with, whether the marines, navy, coast guard, fbi, cia, and s.a., a local police enforcement, code enforcement, sheriff, highway patrol, national guard, airport and transportation security, board patrol, fire marshal -- i mean, is an over abundance. we have become a police state and it has destroyed the fabric of our society. i do not see how we will get out-of-pocket -- out of it puritans -- and i do not see how we will get out of it. i do not see how home and security is going to save us. guest: there is a veritable alphabet soup of all these to organizations that are designed to address a wide to -- wide variety of security issues at the federal level and local level as well as overseas. and congress, just on the street from the studios we are in today, are talking about the fiscal cliff and how much money the government should spend on security matters. that is an important part of the conversation. host: david maurer is part of the hollen security office. let's -- homeland security office. let's look at a couple of the key areas in the grant program. one is the state security
with the u.s. navy. want to give a shoutout to my friends and family, have a good holiday and stay safe. >> reporter: army specialist tyler jeffries lost his legs. >> i want to give a shoutout to my friends and brothers back in afghanistan, happy holidays. and i wouldn't be here without you guys. >> reporter: tyler is already getting ready for next christmas. >> i want to start walking as fast as i can because i'm in that wheelchair for, you know, hours upon hours all day. and i just want to be able to get up in my own house and get a cup out of the cupboard. >> happy holidays to my family and i got a bunch of guys getting -- from my u getting their purple hearts today. i'm thinking about you guys today. got a special place for you guys in my hearts. >> reporter: joshua says it is a good holiday season because of his buddies. >> it is. it definitely -- they're there, they're alive and they're breathing. that's good -- it is good in my eye. >> i'm sergeant adam keys, combat engineer, airborne out of ft.
in the u.s. navy and was an assistant u.s. attorney in new york. please welcome dean alan morrison. [applause] >> thank you, roger. i also have the distinction of two things. one, i read and commented on the book, i don't want to get any medal of honor for that. nobody has come after me out. you should've read the draft that i wrote. [laughter] second, i am one of the few who practices regularly before the supreme court that did not file for the fisher v. university of texas case. [laughter] let's remember that fisher is a concrete lawsuit and on about affirmative action. the question is university of texas, did it violate the equal protection clause in connection with the undergraduate admissions program, ended abigail fisher, which he injured by what the university of texas did. i would like to start by explaining a little bit more than you would get about the admissions program and what it is supposed to do and what it is not supposed to do and what it does and does not do. we have the top 10% of his guaranteeing anyone who graduates in the top 10% from their high school class
,000 uniformed badged special operations forces and they come from the navy, marines, army, air force. host: in terms of the budget, over the last decade, it was to $0.5 billion in 2001 during now it is in excess of $10.5 billion today. guest: that's right. the budget has almost quintupled. a great deal of that has also gone to the high end -- both the expansion and personnel, because people do cost money, the training and salaries for them, but also to a lot of this has gone to the high end special mission units and equipping them with state-of- the-art communications, stealth helicopters, a number of state of the art commands interest, also, the special operations command down in tampa, before you are-start command has grown dramatically and also has a number of infrastructure investments down there. so it really has become a much larger portion of the armed forces than it was previously, but it is important to note that even with this growth, it's still a is less than 5% of the entire u.s. military and less than 4% of the budget. host: the movie getting so much attention is coming out in
penitentiaryb hyperbole. >> reporter: perhaps the navy has to buy less advanced fighter jets. or the pentagon would have to cut the number of soldiers and marines back to the levels before 9/11. >> sequestration would risk hollowing out our force. >> reporter: pentagon officials say going over the cliff would actually leave them a trillion dollars in the hole because it comes on top of cuts they have already budgeted for. >> we've put in place $487 billion in savings over the next ten years. >> reporter: are these cuts the same sort of budget cuts that you and i think of when we think of cutting our budget? >> i call them phantom cuts. it's not a real saving. >> reporter: freeman says the pentagon is counting money that it was projecting to spend as savings. which he says, isn't the same as simply spending less. >> but this is the way d.c. does math. it's unfortunate that you and i can't do our taxes like. that but it's the way they seem to do business here. >> reporter: a senior defense official admits that everyone at the pentagon from the secretary on down is on autopilot to defend their b
, but there is so much contentiousness. there no navy corps men that can you call. tell us about your saving of these programs. >> after tim died, he was wounded and he bled out. he didn't have to tie. i called it reporters and saving colleagues. the website is risk training.org. we raise money to train free lance war reporters. 90% is done by free lancers. they are usually young. you have to have been in a war zone. it's a free three-day course in new york three times a year. the lodging is free and the training and the medical kit. we are training up the hundreds of reporters who are covering the war zones. >> the ebook is a world made of blood. you can read it on our blog. sebastian junger. >> download it right now. >> there on his new toy. literally. you guys, this is why. >> he's got big hands. >> it's amazing. >> we'll be right back. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back with producer harvey weinstein. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores
say the navy chose the best person they could have for that job, and dick lugar became known not only for his hard work but his intellectual prowess. senator lugar, at the young age of 35, became mayor, serving two terms. there is no question that dick lugar is recognized as one of the most influential and visionary mayors that indiana has ever seen, and i would submit that the country has ever seen. i was working full time and attending indiana law school at night, and that did not leave much time for us to enjoy the amenities of indianapolis, but, frankly, there were very few to enjoy it at that particular time. it was then that our newly- elected mayor began a transformation. it is now one of the most attractive and livable cities in america. he worked with the assembly. he extended the boundaries of the city and provided comments, is essential services more efficiently, -- and provided common, essentials services more efficiently -- essential services more efficiently. it became a model for the country. moving from the 26 largest city to one of the nation's dozen largest cities. w
-- comment. first of all, i do not think it is fair to say that reagan -- spending cuts. remember the navy. he was part of that. let me get to my main comments. it is my opinion that increases in the marginal tax rate may actually be good for hiring and increasing itemized deductions. you think about it this way -- an increase in the marginal tax rate at the top end will make an itemized deduction, an additional hire more valuable to a business -- and the value of that charitable deduction. the additional hire, a person, a company who is just a little bit over the threshold. they want to take a deduction for the additional man. the higher is worth more to him. host: so let's get a response. grover norquist. guest: there are several points here. there is the personal income tax. a lot of small businesses pay the personal income tax. they are called subchapter s corporations. one of the concerns as it would take small businesses to 43.4% top rate from 35% today. the corporate rate like general motors or ibm, that is 35%, and they're not planning on raising that. in fact, there is a move in t
of a security that we are being provided with, whether the marines, navy, coast guard, fbi, cia, and s.a., a local police enforcement, code enforcement, sheriff, highway patrol, national guard, airport and transportation security, board patrol, fire marshal -- i mean, is an over abundance. we have become a police state and it has destroyed the fabric of our society. i do not see how we will get out of it. i do not see how home and security is going to save us. -- the disaster in fukushima, i do not see how homeland security is going to save us from that. guest: there is a veritable alphabet soup of all these to organizations that are designed to address a wide variety of security issues at the federal level and local level as well as overseas. and congress, just on the street from the studios we are in today, are talking about the fiscal cliff and how much money the government should spend on security matters. that is an important part of the conversation. host: david maurer is part of the homeland security office. -- government accountability office where he serves as homeland securit
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